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Innovation For Success Workshop

The tools your business needs to enhance, protect and reward innovation.

Innovation for Success

The tools your business needs to enhance, protect and reward innovation.

Innovation is the lifeblood of any organisation, helping your business lead the way in a crowded market place. Not only does it make you competitive, it also future proofs your company in a continually evolving technological landscape.

The ‘Innovation for Success’ seminar will equip you with the tools needed to fully utilise your innovation efforts and safeguard your company’s assets.

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

Time: 9.00am – 12.10pm

  • 9.00am – 9.30am
    Meet and networking with tea and coffee
  • 9.30am – 9.35am
    Seminar welcome
  • 9.35am – 10.00am
    Business Wales’ Accelerated Growth Programme
    How can the AGP help your business?
  • 10.00am – 10.30am
    CEMET (University of South Wales)
    How SMEs can join forces with a dedicated research and development (R&D) team to provide market leading products and services that can shape the future.
  • 10.30am – 11.00am
    Celtic Innovation Solutions 
    Grant funding: Developing innovation solutions for business challenges
  • Comfort break
  • 11.10am – 11.40am
    LimestoneGrey
    Introduction to R&D tax credits. Claim back up to 33% of your R&D expenditure.
  • 11.40am – 12.10pm
    Hugh James Solicitors
    Intellectual property: What it is and what protection does my business need?

Speaker Profiles

AGP (Accelerated Growth Programme)

AGP is a Welsh Government funded specialist business growth programme, providing high level coaching, mentoring and specialist professional support, to help the high growth potential businesses in Wales. The Programme can support pre-start and existing SME businesses. The main criteria for being part of this exciting and innovative programme are: significant job creation, investment requirements and, where possible, to trade Internationally.

CEMET

Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET) believes that innovation is a vital part of business growth. Based at the University of South Wales, CEMET supports Welsh businesses that are seeking to create new products, solutions and services through bespoke funded collaborative research projects.

Celtic Innovation Solutions

Over 25 years experience transforming organisations and maximising their profits through innovation and development of disruptive technologies. Celtic Innovation are experts in accessing EU and UK Government R&D grants.

LimestoneGrey

LimestoneGrey is an independent firm of Chartered Tax Advisers specialising exclusively in R&D tax credit claims. They remove the complexity from the R&D tax credit application process by utilising their extensive knowledge and experience of the tax legislation and HMRC practice, ensuring companies have a robust submission that will withstand the approval process.

Hugh James

Hugh James are a top 100 UK law firm based in Cardiff. They understand that intellectual property can be one of the most important assets a business has. Getting the right advice at the right time is vital to make sure your IP assets are identified and protected, and that they remain protected.

networking, Public Event, Swansea

Welsh Gaming Festival and eSports tournament!

In an incredible first for TechHub Swansea, we’ll be hosting the Welsh eOpen eSPORTS Tournament, in partnership with Swansea Bay FC.

Join us….

For an evening of the best gaming and eSports available!

Try your hand at a number of games including;

FIFA – MAIN EVENT TOURNAMENT

HEARTHSTONE

FORTNITE

GRAN TURISMO VR

Get involved and register for the main event if you are a keen FIFA player, love football and gaming and want the chance to compete against the leading FIFA players in Wales.

There is a cash prize for the winning team and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and the winner will also have the opportunity to be entered into UK wide tournaments by SBFC eSports.

Entry to this event is FREE, to enter into the tournament you must register your ticket.

NB: Players must be 14+

gaming, meetup, networking, Swansea

LinkedInLocal – Swansea Networking & Buyer Behaviour Talk

Join us in April as we play host venue to the LinkedInLocal – Swansea Networking & Buyer Behaviour Talk.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to network with likeminded start-ups and businesses, from in and around Swansea and the surrounding regions. The event will also be your opportunity to see leading Behavioural Economist Mark Pittaccio in action.
 
Mark will be decoding the science of behaviour and teaching us how we can attract more customers. Mark Pittaccio has worked with some of the UK’s largest companies where he uses a blend of professional experience and academic discipline to help businesses attract and retain the right type of clients to support profitably and maintain sustainable growth.
 
Refreshments are included in the ticket price, including a welcome drink and light buffet.
 
Find out more about as at www.linkedinlocalswansea.com
 

networking, Public Event, Swansea

Swansea Software Developer Community (SSDC)

This is an amazing community not just for budding software developers, but any tech enthusiast. Coupled with the chance to work and interact with like-minded individuals, you’ll also be able to hone your skills in a variety of different areas. SSDC meet-ups help refine your tech skills and enhance your versatility towards becoming an expert with a world class talent.
 
This months Talks:
 
Talk title: AI, NLP, Big Data, Bridgend
 
About Thomas:
Thomas Guest works for Clinithink in Bridgend developing software which searches through the unstructured text buried in electronic medical records. In his spare time he enjoys running, puzzles and noodles.
 
About this session:
This talk provides a technical overview of the algorithms and technologies at the heart of Clinithink’s software. There will be live demonstrations. We will show how a hybrid of classic language processing tools and modern search engine techniques can combine to support medical experts in making rapid and accurate decisions.
 
Talk title: Exploring APIs with Postman
 
About Viv:
Viv Richards is an independent QA consultant, an international speaker and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge.
 
About this session:
In this session we will look at how Postman can help you both when exploratory testing against a real application as well as to start build up automated checks to create a basic API framework.
 
By pushing tests further down the stack you can often gain more confidence in the software you are trying to develop and release, and shorten the feedback loops in order to adapt to changes when things don’t go quite to plan.
 
Join this session to learn what API testing is and get started testing APIs using Postman. Whether you’re totally new to Postman or API testing or you’ve done a little, at the end of this session you will be armed with all the knowledge and skills necessary to start to help you find bugs earlier in the development process, often before the UI has been created.
 
Takeaways:
• Learn what API testing is and why you should care
• Discover what Postman is and how to get started testing APIs with it
• Learn some tips and tricks to take your Postman API testing to the next level

meet-up, networking, Swansea, TechHub

South Wales Agile Group Meet-up

User Story Mapping – A Big Picture View of Small Stories
 
This is a group for anyone interested in the use of agile to create a better way of working. Anyone is welcome, experience of agile methods isn’t necessary. The meet-ups host a series of experts to discuss pragmatic solutions to real project problems. No hype, just real PMs talking about the Agile movement and how it can impact projects, as well as your career.
 
About this session
For this session we will be looking at User Story Mapping. After a brief introduction to the topic we will get stuck in with a practical workshop on using the tool and finish up with a debrief\Q&A.
 
About Ashley
Ashley has been involved in the software industry for over 25 years working in companies ranging from small start-ups to large multi-nationals. He has over 12 years of experience using various agile methodologies (primarily Scrum). He enjoys making his own pizzas, snowboarding, grooming his beard and setting people straight that he is far too old to be described as a hipster.

agile, meet-up, Public Event, Swansea, tech events

Fem in Focus

An introductory workshop where we will cover the basics of CAMERA SETTINGS and EXPOSURE. The workshop will also touch on key elements of composition, and simple tips to improve the CINEMATIC QUALITY of your images. Fem in Focus especially aims to inspire and empower more women, LGBTQ and minority creators to get behind the camera and into technical and leadership roles in the film and television industry.

FAQs

Do I need any prior experience in film or photography in order to attend this workshop?

No prior experience is necessary. In the interest of making this introductory workshop as accessible as possible we will be starting with the absolute basics. However, even if you do have some experience, we will also touch on additional elements of lighting techniques and the creation of cinematic images.

What should I bring with me?

Bringing a notebook or something to write with is recommended. If you own or have access to a DSLR or other camera that allows you to manually control exposure settings, it would be helpful to bring that as well, as it is much easier to learn hands-on with a camera in front of you. It will also help you become familiar with your specific camera as we go.

film, networking, photography, Swansea, TechHub, TechHub Swansea, workshop

Meet the supplier x TechHub

The Agile Digital & ICT Resources Agreement (ADIRA) is a framework awarded by the National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS) aimed at providing the Welsh public sector with a fast, compliant and cost-effective route to access the skills and expertise required to support the delivery of digital and ICT initiatives.

ADIRA will use standardised Statements of Work to clearly define work packages which will allow for prompt payment based on either time and materials or delivery of outcomes. Whilst there is currently no definitive list of services, an initial catalogue of 17 service types has been defined (https://bloom.services/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20180920_ADIRA_Category_List_FINAL.pdf) and will evolve over time, based on Customer requirements. Each individual requirement delivered through ADIRA will be valued at less than £500,000, with a duration of no longer than 12 months.

Bloom Procurement Services have recently been appointed as a vendor neutral supply partner and will be delivering the contract in partnership with Welsh-based company Atebion Solutions.

A number of Events have been arranged for any Suppliers interested in joining the ADIRA resource pool and all Welsh Public Sector Bodies interested in purchasing services via the ADIRA framework to understand how the software works as well as the requirements of the framework.

In addition to Bloom Procurement Services and Atebion SolutionsBusiness Wales will also be present at the event to demonstrate the help they can provide to Suppliers wishing to access the framework.

Please note that this is a free event, but places are limited to 2 members per organisation. The plan for the session is as follows:

08:30 – Registration & Refreshments

09:00 – ADIRA Overview

09:40 – ADIRA Demonstration

10:10 – Business Wales Support

10:25 – Questions and Answers

10:50 – Networking and Business Wales breakout sessions

11:45 – Close

meet-up, network, networking, Swansea

South Wales Agile Group

This is a group for anyone interested in the use of agile to create a better way of working. Anyone is welcome, experience of agile methods isn’t necessary. We’ll be looking to share and learn from each other, listen to war stories, try and help those where we can.

For November we’ll be running a Lean Coffee session.

For those not familiar with Lean Coffee:

“Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.”

So bring with you any burning issues or topics that you’d like to discuss!

meetup, open event, Swansea, TechHub Swansea

Cyber Security Cluster Meet-up

The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster has been formed, under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum, by a number of cyber security focused businesses in the Cardiff area including Pervade Software LtdWolfberry IT Security and Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP.

The aims of the Cluster are two-fold:-

  • To support the members of the cluster by communicating National and International initiatives and trade opportunities, providing a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, encouraging collaboration and identifying partnership opportunities so that small cyber security specialist businesses in Wales can find new ways to grow.
  • To support the Welsh Government’s commitment to Cyber Security (and UK Government’s Cyber Security Strategy) by building cyber security knowledge, skills and capabilities in the Region, to make businesses more resilient to cyber attacks and the Region one of the most secure places in the world to do business.

The next meet-up will be held at TechHub Swansea, and will see presentations for TechHub members and local organisations – more details TBA!

networking, Swansea

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